Big turnout for cruise night in memory of Alan Drennan

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There was a big turnout in Glengormley on Sunday night (August 16) for the Halfaworldaway Cruise Night Memorial Meet in memory of Alan Drennan.

Alan, an apprentice mechanic who had a great love of cars, died suddenly while on holiday in Ibiza last month.

Alan Drennan's brother Lee and friends gather round his VW car at the Halfaworldaway Cruise Night Memorial Meet. INNT 33-550-SO

Alan Drennan's brother Lee and friends gather round his VW car at the Halfaworldaway Cruise Night Memorial Meet. INNT 33-550-SO

The circumstances surrounding the 21-year-old Newtownabbey man’s death remain unclear, and his grieving family are awaiting the results of a second post-mortem examination.

There was a big turnout at Sunday night’s Memorial Meet, with a number of spectacular modified cars, including Alan’s pristine red Volkswagen, on show at Northcott car park.

Among those who attended the event were Alan’s father, Alan snr, and brothers, Lee and Karl.

The cruise night, organised by Alan’s friends, raised a grand total of £3,500 for the appeal set up in the days after his tragic death.

The money will be used to support the Drennan family and the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

Meanwhile, a group of Alan’s friends have requested that electronic music act Above & Beyond dedicate their track ‘Satellite’ to Alan at their upcoming Belsonic gig in Belfast.

The song, which contains the words You’re half a world away, was Alan’s favourite.

• Pictures by Shirley O’Neill

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